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Reporters Told To Vacate Space In Arizona Capitol

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Arizona State Senate President Bob Burns found a perfect way to rain on "Sunshine Week." That's an effort by journalists to promote transparent government and to warn about the dangers of secrecy. In the spirit of openness, Burns, who's a Republican, used a Sunshine Week news conference to explain that reporters would no longer have a place to work in the state Capitol.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Arizona State Senate president Bob Burns found a perfect way to rain on Sunshine Week. That's an effort by journalists to promote transparent government and to warn about the dangers of secrecy. In the spirit of openness, Mr. Burns used a Sunshine Week press conference to explain that reporters would no longer have a place to work at the State Capitol building. As of July 1st, Republicans will be using that space as a meeting room.

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